Home Television Comedy Three Up, Two Down

Three Up, Two Down

1 9 8 5 – 1 9 8 9 (UK)
25 x 30 minute episodes

This BBC sitcom starred Michael Elphick as Sam, a working-class bloke whose son, Nick, (Ray Burdis) marries Angie, a ”posh bird” (sexpot Lysette Anthony).

For some convoluted sitcom reason, Elphick ends up sharing a house in Surbiton with his son, his wife and baby, and middle-class mother of ”posh bird”, Daphne Trenchard (Angela Thorne).

The younger couple and their baby live upstairs; the two in-laws share the basement flat. Daphne thinks Sam is coarse and vulgar, while Sam would like a much closer relationship with Daphne.

There was also much humour next door (but sadly there were no cameras in that house!).

The series was exported to the US and ran on various local PBS stations.

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Sam Tyler 
Michael Elphick
Angie Tyler 

Lysette Anthony
Daphne Trenchard 

Angela Thorne
Major Giles Bradshaw 

Neil Stacy
Nick Tyler 

Ray Burdis

Episodes

Your Place Or Mine? | Widower’s Mite | III Wind From Cheltenham | Epping’s Not Far | Just Desserts | Two Down, One To Go | Major Inconvenience | Sweet And Sour | Arrivals And Departures | It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll | Winner Takes All | III Met By Candlelight | Four’s A Crowd | One Flew Over The Perimeter Fence | Truth And Consequences | Mirror Mirror On The Wall | Jailhouse Shock | Come Sail With Me | Life And Death | Passion fruit | On The Radio | Omelettes And Optimism | Golf | The Driving Test | Cheltenhamv